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Everyone has their favorite dog breed, but what's the best breed to bring into your home if you have kids? Of course, the very best thing you can do is adopt a dog, making sure that the animal is good with kids beforehand. But if you have your heart set on a particular breed, there are definitely some dogs that are better in families than others. Vote your favorite kid-friendly breed up and add any you see missing.

The coolest dog breeds for families aren't always the best ones as they're not always the most "Pinteresting" or "Instagramable" breeds, but that's for a reason. You need a safe breed that's easy to take care of that you can count on anyone taking care of. That's why we used part of the the top 10 dogs for children to build this list, because it should include dogs that any part of the family should be able to care for. 
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Labrador Retriever is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Golden Retriever is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Golden Retriever This dog has been the #1 family dog for decades. They are patient, good-tempered and loving. They are easy to train and people-lovers to the extreme. These dogs get big, tho... up to 80lbs, and they have a lot of hair. They are ...

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German Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Collie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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American Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Bernese Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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St. Bernard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Boxer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Great Dane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Beagle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Siberian Husky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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English Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Border Collie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Newfoundland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Rottweiller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Rottweiller

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Irish Setter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Pit Bull Terrier The sad story of this breed should not deter you from bringing it into your family. Like any dog on this list, or any dog anywhere, ever - these animals can be mistreated and taught to do bad things. I would have put this dog ...

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Miniature Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Welsh Corgi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Pug is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Pug

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Basset Hound is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Basenji, Bullmastiff, Shetland... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Doberman Pinscher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Doberman Pinscher The Most Amazing, Sweet, Strong, Smart and Loving creatures on this earth!

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American Staffordshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
American Staffordshire Terrier Loyal, friendly, happy, although not overly intelligent.

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Boston Terrier is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Bichon Frise is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Bichon Frise This is a sweet, loving, happy dog - but needs older kids as it tends not to deal well with very little children poking and pulling on it. The size of this dog makes it suitable for families in small living spaces, and while it ...

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American Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Dachshund is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Belgian Shepherd Malinois is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Yorkshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Yorkshire Terrier Beautiful loyal dog  

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Poodle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Old English Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Weimaraner is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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German Shorthaired Pointer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
German Shorthaired Pointer If a Vizsla had brains it would be a GSP.

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Jack Russell Terrier is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Leonberger is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Leonberger

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Riky Maltese is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Shih Tzu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Shih Tzu Sweet docile dog '  

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English Springer Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Irish Wolfhound is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Shetland Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Shetland Sheepdog

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Vizsla is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Vizsla Devoted, great with kids, athletic and regal

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French Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Samoyed is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Standard Poodle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Standard Poodle This dog is in the top 5 of the smartest breeds of dog out there. Watch out for this one, as its a problem solver. This trait does make for a wonderful family companion, however... making it super easy to train. High ...

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Olde English Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Olde English Bulldog

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Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Greyhound is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Goldendoodle is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Goldendoodle Golden retriever/poodle mix.